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31 Security Forces Squadron (USAFE)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

Lineage.  Designated as Squadron B, 31 Airdrome Group on 6 Nov 1947.  Organized on 20 Nov 1947.  Discontinued on 25 Aug 1948.  Consolidated (12 Oct 1984) with the 31 Air Police Squadron, Fighter, Jet, which was constituted on 15 Jun 1948.  Activated on 22 Aug 1948.  Redesignated as 31 Air Police Squadron on 20 Jun 1950.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 1952.  Activated on 25 Sep 1957.  Inactivated on 1 Jan 1959.  Redesignated as 31 Security Police Squadron and activated on 9 Jun 1967.  Organized on 15 Jul 1967.  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1994.  Activated on 1 Apr 1994.  Redesignated as 31 Security Forces Squadron on 1 Jul 1997.

Assignments.  31 Airdrome (later, 31 Air Base) Group, 20 Nov 1947-1 Jul 1952.  31 Air Base Group, 25 Sep 1957-1 Jan 1959.  Pacific Air Forces, 9 Jun 1967; 31 Combat Support Group, c. 8 Jul 1967; 31 Combat Support (later 31 Support) Group, 15 Oct 1970-1 Apr 1994.  31 Support (later 31 Mission Support) Group, 1 Apr 1994.


Stations.  Turner Fld (later AFB), GA, 20 Nov 1947-1 Jul 1952.  Turner AFB, GA, 25 Sep 1957-1 Jan 1959.  Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 15 Jul 1967; Homestead AFB, FL, 15 Oct 1970-1 Apr 1994.  Aviano AB, Italy, 1 Apr 1994-.


Service Streamers.  None.


Campaign Streamers.  Vietnam:  Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-69; Tet 69/Counteroffensive 1969; Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969-1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive 1970; Southwest Monsoon 1970.  Kosovo:  Kosovo Air 1999.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.  Presidential Unit Citation:  Vietnam, 1 May-31 Dec 1968.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device:  [15 Jul 1967]-30 Apr 1968; 1 May 1968-31 Jul 1969; 1 Apr 1970-14 Oct 1970.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Apr 1994-1 Apr 1996; 2 Apr 1996-1 Apr 1998; 24 Mar-10 Jun 1999; 2 Apr 1998-1 Apr 2000; 1 Oct 2000-1 Oct 2002; 2 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004; 1 Jun 2009-31 May 2011; 1 Jan 2012-31 Dec 2013.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, [15 Jul 1967-15 Oct 1970]. 


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 24 July 2017.


Supersedes statement prepared on 23 Nov 2009.


Emblem.  Approved on 25 Oct 1994.


Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.


Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.